First (Actual) 2021 Bronco U725 Prototype SPIED!!

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Difference is, I can use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, electrical fires are a completely different animal and even when it's out, there's a chance for the batteries to reignite again
If its that bad, just let the fucker burn-you'll need a new car anyways....
 

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Okay man, we get it, you’re scared of technology
Lived most of my life in Atl, DC, Chicago, Philly where dozens of dealers are at your beck and call. Very different story when you're in a 2-traffic-light mountain town an hour removed from a 'big-3' dealer & 2 hours removed from others.

Give me MINIMUM non-mechanical stuff & I'll sleep much better. Not a question of being scared - just realistic.
 

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If its that bad, just let the fucker burn-you'll need a new car anyways....
Exactly, but again, normal cars the powertrain is in front (Or behind) you, thus giving you more time to react

EV's, since you're on top of it, are a different story
 

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Give me MINIMUM non-mechanical stuff & I'll sleep much better. Not a question of being scared - just realistic.
Generally cars are so reliable that it "shouldn't" be an issue...I get the first gen having bugs though.

I've had a loaded to gills SHO for almost 7 years/90K and outside of a fuel pump relay that went bad (was part of a recall notice that I got week after it got fixed) thats been the only show stopping issue with it.
 

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Aren’t all y’all scared of getting your nuts blown off by the hand grenade (cell phone battery) you carry in your pocket all day?
Wasn't sure if I should have liked or laughed at that reply :)


People get so hung up on things because they are "different" or new
 

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If it's out in the open they'll let it burn out otherwise they'll dump it in a pool or fight it in order to contain it.
The end result is the car is fucked and you'll need a new one, they aren't going to fix it.
 

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I read somewhere that the weight increase of hundreds and hundreds of pounds REALLY offsets the performance gains. Then there is the issue of braking and handling, although it is concentrated so low in the chassis. This engineering design reminds me of a 1960-70s die cast Hot Wheels car...
Tesla Model S P100D: Has Entered the chat
 

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Difference is, I can use a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, electrical fires are a completely different animal and even when it's out, there's a chance for the batteries to reignite again
I'm pretty sure a battery fire isn't an electric fire. Electric fires are easy to put out. You turn off the power. I Google it Li-ion battery fires are class B. Flammable liquid fire.
 

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At this point, I think the only thing that would make me not want to buy a Bronco would be a high price / frustrating option package limitations.
 

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HAHA! Perfect lol


Buncha Luddites.

I'm 100% ready for the electric revolution. This will likely be the last ICE I buy. Electric is just better for everything except refuel times...Which is incrementally getting better.
 

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Aren’t all y’all scared of getting your nuts blown off by the hand grenade (cell phone battery) you carry in your pocket all day?
One day, I'll stop procrastinating and get a dumb phone
 

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I'm pretty sure a battery fire isn't an electric fire. Electric fires are easy to put out. You turn off the power. I Google it Li-ion battery fires are class B. Flammable liquid fire.
Guys! guys! Y'all need to cool it with all this gas vs. electric talk. Did you forget that it's protocol to derail the thread with SFA vs. IFS debates?! Buncha amateurs.
 











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